Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2013 California Private Lands Logging Statistics Report now available

The 2013 California Private Lands Logging Statistical Report is now available for download from the THP Tracking Center website Resources Page.  You can also download the reports for 2010, 2011 and 2012 which highlight trends with state and private lands logging.  These statistics are derived from all the individual THPs (Timber Harvest Plans) submitted to Cal Fire during the calendar year, which the THP Tracking Center reviews and comments on.  Within the report; you will find information on statewide logging trends, logging trends by Cal Fire district, logging information for each county, and for major timberland owners.

Although there are many trends contained within the report, some trends are worth highlighting between 2012 and 2013.  Clearcutting is up 2% statewide, group selection logging is up 3%, sanitation salvage logging is up 4%, and selection logging is down by 7%.  One of the most watched trends - clearcutting; increased 33% for Cal Fire Region 1 (coast), increased 11.33% for Cal Fire Region 2 (Sierra north/Trinity) and decreased 26.72% for Region 3 (Sierra south).  Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Modoc, Shasta and Siskiyou counties all saw increases in the rate of clearcutting.  For large timberland owners, Green Diamond Resource Company increased their rate of clearcutting by 37%, and Roseburg Resources Company increased their rate of clearcutting by 17%.   What trends can you find in the report?

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